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Trailer Released For Cate Blanchett’s ‘Carol’


The first official trailer for “Carol,” the 1950’s love story filmed here last year, has been posted on YouTube to promote the movie release on Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving.

Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara (Cannes Film Festival best actress winner for “Carol” in May) and Kyle Chandler are seen in settings around Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in the one-minute clip. Set in 1952, Blanchett stars as an unhappy married New Yorker pursued by a younger department store clerk (Mara).

Scenes in the video below include the toy department of Frankenberg’s department store created on the second floor of the old Oskamp Nolting department store, 26 W. Seventh St.; a Christmas tree lot in the Eden Park overlook shot on March 12, the first day of filming; and on US 52 near the Beckjord power station in Clermont County.

The exterior of the old Shillito’s department store at Seventh and Race Streets was the exterior for Frankenberg’s.


Director Todd Haynes filmed at nearly 50 locations during the 7-1/2-week production. “Carol” used places  in Downtown, Over-the-Rhine, Hyde Park, Wyoming, and Cheviot; restaurants in Hamilton, Alexandria and Anderson Township; and motels in Evendale and Lebanon.

Don Cheadle’s “Miles Ahead” movie about innovative jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, also filmed here last year, could be in theaters at the same time. “Miles Ahead” will be distributed by Sony Pictures Classics after premiering Oct. 11 at the  New York Film Festival Oct. 11. The release date is listed as Oct. 10 on the International Movie Database